Definition of amenity
1 : something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment hotels with modern amenities providing residents with the basic amenities
2 usually amenities : something (such as a conventional social gesture) that promotes smoothness or pleasantness in social relationships maintaining social amenities
3a : the quality of being pleasant or agreeableb (1) : the attractiveness and value of real estate or of a residential structure (2) : a feature conducive to such attractiveness and value
Examples of amenity in a sentence
The hotel has every amenity you could want.
an unhappy, bickering couple who, at least in public, observe all the amenities of polite behavior
Origin and Etymology of amenity
Middle English amenite, from Latin amoenitat-, amoenitas, from amoenus pleasant
First Known Use: 14th century
AMENITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of amenity for English Language Learners
: something that makes life easier or more pleasant
AMENITY Defined for Kids
Definition of amenity for Students
1 : the quality or characteristic of being pleasant or agreeable
2 amenities plural : something that makes life easier or more pleasant Our hotel has many amenities.
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